Times Change, and So Do Us
The original MindFarts article from a disillusioned millennial
John Lennon once said, “Life is what happens while you’re busy making plans.”
But he also thought Yoko was a great artist.
We shouldn’t listen to him at all unless we’re talking about music.
But we’re talking about life.
We must make plans, because having a goal is what makes life worth living, it’s what keeps us happy.
The trick is to choose the correct goal at each time, and not to think excessively about “who you are”, that’s stupid.
We are who we are, not the things we have done, or the things we own.
Our society keeps tricking us into thinking that we are what we chose (or had) to be a long time ago.
We were told to have a default plan as everyone had.
We were told to forget about our stupid ideas, that we should find a stable job in an already established industry, then marry, then have kids, and later die.
I’m not saying that’s not okay, it’s okay if you want to live that life.
It’s as valid as any other choice.
But let’s be realistic.
That was life about twenty or thirty years ago.
When the world was a changing carousel and not this high-speed wheel of death we’re riding at the moment.
Jobs appear and disappear in a blink, industries change constantly, and there’s no stability.
So the bad news for any of you who would like to live that default plan is that is probably not EVER happening again.
The good news is that we can make new plans.
If our world is already full of risks, then, why should we feel fear at all?
After all, is a situation we’re used to living by now.
So, let’s make new plans because there’s no other choice.
Okay, some of us will have it rough, but it’s better to fail at doing something than just watching everything collapse.
Be brave, start that something new, work hard, learn and be smart.
At least you’ll grow as a person.